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by Hammerdown
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Flat or round?
Replies: 12
Views: 252
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Re: Flat or round?

Thank you Urbanwolf for posting the pictures. I'm surprised the lead wadcutters didn't expand more in the harder wood and dirt. Unfortunately in semi-auto pistols you can't shoot flat nose wadcutters. What I'm trying to find out is if I have a choice in fmj plinking ammo will one be a better defensi...
by Hammerdown
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: K98 stock oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 314
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Re: K98 stock oil?

I'm not sure I would be doing any scrubbing on a Kriegsmarine stock with original stamps still visible. That's not a Russian or Yugo captured re-arsenaled rifle. The more you do to it the more you may be taking away from its value.
by Hammerdown
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Flat or round?
Replies: 12
Views: 252
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Re: Flat or round?

A good majority of 38 wadcutter bullets have a hollow base, so if you loaded backwards you would have a hollow point. Back when police still carried 38 specials there wasn't the huge selection of wadcutters we have today of all types and shapes.
by Hammerdown
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: My GI gunz
Replies: 15
Views: 560
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Re: My GI gunz

Sarge, you lead me into temptation with those B.A.R.'s
by Hammerdown
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Flat or round?
Replies: 12
Views: 252
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Flat or round?

All things being equal which bullet shape will do more damage to soft tissue- round nose or flat point(truncated)? Say a 9x19 with a 124gr. fmj going 1200fps which bullet profile wound stop an attacker with more damage, if any at all? I know hollow points will do more damage but I'm looking for an a...
by Hammerdown
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: NOS Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 128
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Re: NOS Parts

I would think the individual soldier would not have done so. They had thousands of good Japanese rifles to choose from. The larger supply of parts and rifles would have gone to the nations Japan attacked in Asia as war reparations.
by Hammerdown
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 20
Views: 603
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

Nice rifle, bad ammo to the point of getting a refund from PPU on ammo that out of spec's.
So if you fire a round with the bayonet deployed do you think one would ricochet off it tumbling that bad. :doh:
by Hammerdown
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Foreign Garands
Replies: 15
Views: 557
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Re: Foreign Garands

With the M1's coming back to the CMP there may not be many Rack grades or woodless offered. A large part of that grade will probably be turned into CMP Specials that they are putting on new barrels, stocks and refinishing.
by Hammerdown
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 20
Views: 603
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

IIRC the Italians used a bullet around .268" so if you are micing the bullets in the ammo at .264" then that would explain the key holing. Lets see some pictures of the rifle....don't be a tease. :D
by Hammerdown
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: .303" Wound Profiles (Bullet Penetration Comparisons)
Replies: 9
Views: 325
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Re: .303" Wound Profiles (Bullet Penetration Comparisons)

Does the 7.92x57 tumble or do a 180 in the test medium? Look like it does by the shape of the wound channel.
by Hammerdown
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: Picked up an ammo belt for my 1903
Replies: 5
Views: 185
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Re: Picked up an ammo belt for my 1903

I know it's not the exact one that was used with the 1903, but it will work for now. Once I get another m1 garand, I will use this for it and hunt down a proper one for the 03. Will 0000 steel wool work for cleaning the corrosion? Yes, but the steel wool may take some of the black finish off that i...
by Hammerdown
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: Picked up an ammo belt for my 1903
Replies: 5
Views: 185
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Re: Picked up an ammo belt for my 1903

Nice belt. You can clean the white corrosion off the metal with a stiff bristle brush. The date is most likely 1953 and if you don't have a Garand you can get a $1 each for the clips.
by Hammerdown
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Happy 4TH of July from across the pond
Replies: 4
Views: 217
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Re: Happy 4TH of July from across the pond

Keep calm and stop being sore losers. :violin: :lol:
:dance: :dance: :dance: USA :dance: :dance: :dance:
by Hammerdown
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: I picked up wooden crates and have a question.
Replies: 21
Views: 827
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Re: I picked up wooden crates and have a question.

Both are 7.62x54 Russian. The ammo in the green box is Czech and the silver tip means light ball. The yellow tipped on the other ammo usually means its heavy ball ammo. I'm not sure what nation that' ammo is from. The Czech ammo is very good surplus ammo.
by Hammerdown
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Gold 33 stamped on cut down stock
Replies: 6
Views: 239
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Re: Gold 33 stamped on cut down stock

If you could prove it was used by one it would be worth a little more to a collector of that type of stuff. Is there any stamps on the wood or metal that isn't from the original maker.

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